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Police arrest 49 suspects for robbery, kidnapping in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Friday paraded 49 suspects who were arrested in connection with alleged armed robbery, kidnapping, car snatching, drug peddling and frauds.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello buys 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for thugs to rig election...

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello purchased over 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for people suspected to be thugs in order to rig next month’s governorship election.

Court orders forfeiture of late billionaire kidnapper’s property, cash

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State, has granted an order of interim forfeiture of properties confiscated from a billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, alias, E-money, who was killed during an exchange of gunfire with policemen attached to the Imo State Command, in January 2018, to Nigeria Police Force.
The winner of the madien Motorsport auto fiesta championship will get N1 million organisers of the event revealed.

N1 million up for grabs as Motorsport debuts October 6 in Lagos

The winner of the madien Motorsport auto fiesta championship will get N1 million organisers of the event revealed.
A picture taken on September 19, 2019 shows rotten tomatoes in a field, in Grand-Pop. On 19 August, 2019 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari unilaterally decided, and against all trade and freedom of movement of the treaties of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), to close the borders between Benin and Niger, causing the rotting of Beninese tomatoes.Yannick FOLY / AFP

Benin counts the cost after Nigeria shutters border

Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria.

Nigeria gives condition to reopen borders with neighbours

Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says Nigeria’s borders will remain closed until the country and its neighbours agree on existing ECOWAS protocol on movement.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC arrests another 20 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Imo

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested another 20 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Imo State, Southeast Nigeria.

Residents render homeless as rainstorm destroys Ekiti communities

Nany residents of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, and Ikere Ekiti, headquarters of Ikere Local Government, have been rendered homeless, following a heavy rainstorm that left property worth millions destroyed.

Senator Okorocha gives Governor Ihedioha seven-day ultimatum to show proof of ‘stolen vehicles’

The former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has given the Imo state government, a seven-day ultimatum to substantiate the allegation that his wife and family members made away with 57 vehicles another property belonging to the state.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Central bank anchor-borrower a loan scheme, not a free package

All Farmers Association (AFAN), Kaduna State has cautioned farmers on the CBN Anchor-Borrower Programe, saying it is a loan scheme meant to empower Nigerian farmers.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.

Eid-El Kabir: 54 die as FRSC arrests 5,713 traffic offenders nationwide

The Federal Road Safety Corps said it recorded a seven per cent decrease in road traffic crashes and 12 per cent reduction in fatalities during the 2019 Eid-El Kabir special patrol operations.

Governor Ganduje names Kabiru Shehu named new Kano HoS

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has appointed Dr Kabiru Shehu as the Head of Service of Kano State.

Federal government urged to sell Ajaokuta steel company

Manufacturers and experts have said privatisation of Ajaokuta Steel Company will yield better dividends than the facility being run by the government.
Max Air

Max Air: Why we downscaled operations

The Management of Max Air Limited has explained why it recently downscaled it’s flight operations across destinations.
Max Air

MaxAir: Why we reduced flight operations

The Management of Max Air Limited has explained that the recent reduction of its flight operations was due to mandatory maintenance checks.

Jubilation in Zamfara after Supreme Court voided APC primaries

All parts of Zamfara State have erupted in jubilation following the Supreme Court judgement which voided the primaries of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lemi Ghariokwu

Lemi Ghariokwu: Most Nigeria’s contemporary music evasive of societal realities

A veteran artist, Lemi Ghariokwu, has condemned the lyrical contents of most Nigerian music which he says are very evasive of the realities in our society.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office on Wednesday October 23, 2019 arraigned one Musa Shuaibu on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha A. Bwari of the State High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State.

EFCC docks Minna Cooperatives chair for N39 million rice scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal office on Wednesday October 23, 2019 arraigned one Musa Shuaibu on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, issuance of dud cheques and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha A. Bwari of the State High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State.
A woman holding a baby casts her vote at a polling station in Gaborone on October 23, 2019. – The general election happens in Botswana on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Monirul Bhuiyan - AFP)

Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Botswana voted on Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country's image of stability.

PDP urges Kogi governor to stop wasting state money on fruitless campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised embattled Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello to read the handwriting on the wall, do himself good by accepting defeat and stop wasting public funds on fruitless campaign.
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NSE: Market capitalisation rebounds by N15 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday, recorded second gain in October with the market capitalisation increasing by N15 billion.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC members will enjoy new minimum wage – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has confirmed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will enjoy the new minimum wage of N30,000.